I Love the St Paul Saints

Saints promotion: Not quite a bobblehead

Sunday's giveaway is a miniature bathroom stall with a couple of lower legs and feet – a spoof on the airport episode involving Idaho Sen. Larry Craig at the Twin Cities airport last summer.

The St. Paul Saints, long known for offbeat, sometimes edgy, promotions, have come up with a real doozy for this Sunday's game.

While lots of sports franchises hand out bobblehead dolls, usually depicting their players, the Saints are handing out 2,500 "bobblefoot" knicknacks.

The keepsakes consist of a miniature bathroom stall with a couple of lower legs and feet. One of the feet is springloaded and "taps," which, the Saints' press release says, is in honor of National Tap Dance Day.

Right.

The team also takes pains to note: "It doesn't matter if your tapping style is done with a 'wide stance' or is used as some sort of code."

That's a none-too-subtle reference to Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig, who pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct after an undercover police officer arrested him for allegedly soliciting sex in a bathroom stall at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The undercover officer who arrested Craig said the senator's foot-tapping, bumping feet and swiping his hand under the bathroom stall amounted to well-known code used in soliciting sex.

Craig, however, said his foot-tapping was the result of the fact that he has "a wide stance."

Somebody send me a hat!! lol

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5 Responses to “I Love the St Paul Saints”

  1. Email me your address and its yours. Midway Stadium is just a jog away from my house: these last few nights, I've been able to see their fireworks display from the street. But them Larry Bobblefoots are hard to find! They were a hit when they came out; now someone is selling one on eBay for over $60. Wish I had gone to the game and gotten one of my own, but then I thought it was like a whoopee cushion, funny for about ten seconds. How little did I know….

  2. Every time they have bobble-head day at Tropicana Field, some of them end up on eBay by the next morning. It's insanity. The Larry Craig bobble-foot/bathroom stall statuette might be one I'd have kept, though.

  3. Oh the saints are the best. During the games you could get haircuts or chair massages by nuns. In the early days if you were bored you could watch the firefighters put out fires in their practice buildings behind the field. I'm no baseball fan, but I always had a great time at those games and even learned to like baseball bc of them. Go Saints! As if I didn't have enough reasons to want to move back home 😉

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